Dawn Thatcher reminisces about her family’s history and growing up during the Great Depression. She describes her nurse training during World War Two including the graduation requirements. Thatcher discusses her experiences with patients. She talks about the discovery of penicillin and its use by nurses to treat various illnesses. Thatcher concludes by describing the generational differences between nurses practicing during the early 20th century and those practicing during the latter part of the century.
Women nurses, Montana; Great Depression; World War, 1939-1945
Nurses in Montana Oral History Project, OH 259, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 259-011, 012
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)
Thatcher, Dawn, "Dawn Thatcher Interview, July 9, 1991" (1991). Nurses in Montana Oral History Project. 1.